Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

Okay, the damage from last year:

Words written (in completed stories): 57,000.
Stories written: 13
Novels written, finished, started, ANYTHING: 0
Submissions: 31
Sales: 1 pro, 1 semi-pro, 1 nano-pro vs 4theLuv.

Compared to 2003?

Word count about the same, but would have been much less were it not for the bootcamp of Clarion. My 2004 resolution to output 400-500 words a day for a total of 160,000 a year died a miserable death. My resolution to finish my novel likewise. My resolution to apply to and attend Clarion, OTOH, worked out very nicely. Clarion was good.

This year? Nothing elaborate. More of the same. Read more. Write more. Write better.

Last year's quote was from Tom Disch. This year's is one you probably have heard before, but is worth repeating, from a poem with some sciffy elements, Tennyson's Ulysses:

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are:
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

meaning:  reverse, side, rear, inside, lining

裏口 == uraguchi == (noun) back door, rear entrance
裏付け == uraduke == (noun) backing, support, endorsement, collateral, security, guarantee, proof, substantiation, foundation, lining (something), something lined

Top and bottom parts are 'clothing' (衣). Middle radical is 'village' (里), here being used phonetically to express 'reverse, inside'. This character originally referred to the 'reverse side', i.e., lining of clothing; now it used in a more general sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Clothing made at rear of village has good lining..'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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